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The revenger's tragedy

Author: Brian Gibbons; Cyril Tourneur
Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2008.
Series: New mermaids.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"The Revenger's Tragedy is an intense tragic burlesque. Its hero, Vindice, desires to avenge the death of his betrothed. Operating in disguises he provokes discord among his enemies so that they plot against each other. It is an anonymous masterpiece (the play was entered in the Stationer's Register on 7th October 1607 without an author being named) produced at a crucial phase in Jacobean theatre with Hamlet, The
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gibbons; Cyril Tourneur
ISBN: 9780713682847 0713682841
OCLC Number: 181422489
Notes: "The play was entered in the Stationer's Register on 7 October 1607 without an author being named ..."--Introduction.
"The play was first attributed to Cyril Tourneur in 1965 by Edward Archer ..."--Introduction.
Description: xl, 128 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: New mermaids.
Other Titles: Revengers tragædie :
Responsibility: Anon ; edited by Brian Gibbons.

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The Revenger's Tragedy is a famous Elizabethan tragedy set in a dissolute Renaissance court in Italy, a maelstrom of vice and intrigue. In this new edition, students will find a wealth of information  Read more...

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"How well our barbarous and sex-crazed times relate to the horrors and refined cruelties of Thomas Middleton's extraordinary Jacobean masterpiece...A drama that makes grim, poetic fun of lust-filled Read more...

 
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